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World Missions


The Quarles

Steve and Alice Quarles served in Romania for more than 20 years, but due to Alices health issues before her passing, they had to return from the mission field. However, the church in Romania continues under the leadership of Pastor Cristi Ionescu. To continue to support the work there, please see the information below.

To support the work in Romania make checks out to: 

Calvary Chapel Lake Elsinore
P.O. Box 1169 Lake Elsinore Ca. 92531
Please mark checks "Romania" in the memo section.

Pastor Cristian (Cristi) Ionescu

Cristi received Christ in June1994 at the age of 24 through the ministry of a team from Calvary Chapel Prescott. Shortly after that he attended Calvary Chapel Bible School in Szeged, Hungary from 1994-1995, where he met Steve Quarles.

Cristi started working alongside the Quarles family in 1996 as translator and helper in the various ministries and eventually leading the midweek Bible study and filling in for Steve when absent. Since the return of the Quarles family to the United States, he has taken on the role of full-time pastor/teacher.

Melissa Wood

Melissa also serves the Church in Romania. She helps with various tasks there as well as other ministries in the surrounding area. She is part of our regular monthly missionary support.


Due to increased persecution of our ministry partner and his team in India, it is necessary to limit the details of the work and those involved! Pastor Steve has had a relationship with those there since his first trip to India in 1998. In addition to sharing the Gospel and planting churches, the work includes meeting the physical needs of the outcasts in India, such as orphans, lepers, and the blind, all in Jesus name.

To support our partner in India make checks out to: 

Calvary Chapel Lake Elsinore
P.O. Box 1169 Lake Elsinore Ca. 92531
Please mark checks "India" in the memo section.

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